Student Photographic Competition 2015/16

The Activity

The activity will be a photographic competition and schools will be invited to submit two entries, one from students in Years 7 to 9, and the other for older students in Years 10 to 11 or 13 if the school/college has a sixth form. There will be prizes for those judged to be in the top three for each category. It is up to schools to determine how they decide what pieces of work are submitted, but this could feasibly take the form of a house/year competition that captures the imagination of a number of students, or could be subject specific e.g. RE, Art or another subject that would like to approach this from their curriculum perspective.


‘Spirituality within our School’ with an optional key focus upon the Year of Mercy.

Any photograph chosen to represent the school’s ‘entry’ should be accompanied by some descriptive text not exceeding 150 words. Each school should be prepared to submit two entries that could then be displayed in a number of locations across the Archdiocese. 

The size of the submission

As we are looking to exhibit the entries at various locations across the Archdiocese, the minimum size of the submitted piece of work should be 30 by 40 c.m. and a maximum of 50 by 50 c.m. For presentation purposes each photograph should be mounted and framed and be easy to hang in the areas we use to display our work. Each piece of work should also contain the name of the student, Year Group and name of the school or college.


Local media companies will be contacted within the areas that the exhibitions take place so that we are able to raise the profile of some of the work that is taking place within our schools. The press office of the Archdiocese will be approached in order to support this.

Date of submission

All pieces of work should be ready for collection by Friday 29th April, 2016. Each piece of work should be clearly labelled.